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U.S. says it is suing KBR for defrauding its army in Iraq

A US flag flies outside the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, July 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
A US flag flies outside the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, July 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had sued defense contractor KBR Inc and two Kuwait-based subcontractors for defrauding the U.S. Army while providing logistical support in Iraq.

In a statement, the Justice Department said it had filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois against Houston-based KBR and subcontractors La Nouvelle General Trading & Contracting Co and First Kuwaiti Trading Co.

(Reporting by David Ingram)

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